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#41 timbertide

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:50 PM

supra
Enable the repeate and minimize to sys tray option.

#42 elbrun

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:42 AM

VLC is the best for setting video wallpaper.
If you find clicking everytime on 'wallpaper' option annoying then do that DirectX thing.
Complete guide to set a video as wallpaper is here---
http://userend.blogs...background.html

#43 Syzygy

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:45 AM

VLC is the best for setting video wallpaper.
If you find clicking everytime on 'wallpaper' option annoying then do that DirectX thing.
Complete guide to set a video as wallpaper is here---
http://userend.blogs...background.html


You won't really need "VLC" sometimes it'll use alot of RAM up.

For vista: DreamScene Hack for Non-Ultimate Vista

For XP: xDesk2 by Solo

#44 HappyTrigger

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:24 AM

I tried all of the below and I could not find the wallpaper option on the right-click menu. Why is it not working?

Now a days all of you look excited about Windows Vista Ultimate DreamScene which will allow you to play high-definition video content as your wallpaper. Dreamscene is only available for Windows Vista Ultimate users, but do you know that, you can play video as a wallpaper on your Vista Home Premium or Basic version or even on Windows XP also?

Download VLC Media Player and open any video in it.
Right click on the video and click on "Wallpaper"

That's it. You have an animated wallpapers now! :D

If don't see the wallpaper option:
Settings > Preferences > Video > Output Modules > Direct X
Check the Advanced Options box in the bottom right hand corner.
Check Enable Wallpaper Mode. Now when you right click on your videos, you should be able to see a Wallpaper option.

Video Looping:
Settings > Preferences > Playlist >Repeat All

For removing VLC from the taskbar
Settings > Preferences -> Interface -> Main Interface -> wxWidgets and uncheck Taskbar and enable Systray icon.

In Windows XP your icons and it's text can look weird



#45 WhistAler

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:27 AM

HappyTrigger if VLC doesn't work for you then use KM Player. Read the instructions here.

#46 AMIRZ

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:31 PM

Any info/screenshot/video etc about it here?

#47 PeterRollar

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:20 PM

It can be so easy. You can use the original dreamscenes or any other video you want. Every video your windows mediaplayer can run is usable.
http://pacmani.devia...or-XP-104925090
It is an extension for the original windows mediaplayer and stretches the video to the whole screen. No further program needed.

Edited by PeterRollar, 01 January 2009 - 07:42 AM.


#48 henrydtv

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:00 AM

hmm i heard about this a while ago
cant blieve others dont know...
vlc ftw!

#49 Guest_Michael_*

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:51 PM

I cannot find the wallpaper button :S Its a flv

#50 Guest_Dr Ciz_*

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:11 PM

I cannot find the wallpaper button :S Its a flv



make sure that you've set the output to DirectX Video Output ;)

#51 Guest_FuRrY321_*

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:45 PM

Grr... for some strange reason, the option remains grayed out even when the option is enabled... maybe my laptop's hardware doesn't support it? But people keep saying that it takes up little resources...
Under the Direct X portion in the Video settings in VLC, the only Display option is "Default". Shouldn't there be more, like, DISPLAY 1 or something like that?

Please help!

#52 Guest_Steve_*

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:38 AM

Grr... for some strange reason, the option remains grayed out even when the option is enabled... maybe my laptop's hardware doesn't support it? But people keep saying that it takes up little resources...
Under the Direct X portion in the Video settings in VLC, the only Display option is "Default". Shouldn't there be more, like, DISPLAY 1 or something like that?

Please help!


I have the same problem. I'm running Windows 7, DirectX version 11, but the Wallpaper option is greyed out. Could it be something with our version of DirectX?

#53 Guest_dipper_*

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:52 PM

Video wallpapers can realize also with "BS Player" ;)
bsplayer yourvideo.ext -pan -deskmode -hide

Have fun! :D

#54 Guest_Kenny_*

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:36 AM

dood it installed fine but it wont show wallpaper when i right click, and i def cant find a freakin 'Settings' anywhere. i found preferences tho but when i click video i dont see 'Output Modules' :( i r so sad help pl0x
Settings > Preferences -> Interface -> Main Interface -> wxWidgets and uncheck Taskbar and enable Systray icon.

#55 Guest_Shivam_*

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 03:21 PM

Awesome man........Thnx thnx thnx thnx a lot........ :woot:

#56 Guest_rpvee_*

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:40 AM

Hey everyone,

Just figured this VLC Wallpaper thing out, and it's great, but there's just one issue. I use VLC to watch videos a LOT, but now anytime I want to watch something, it becomes my wallpaper. Is there any way to keep one video as a wallpaper with the wallpaper settings on, while being able to watch videos in VLC like always?

#57 Guest_Michael Goldthrite_*

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

Using VLC for dreamscapes/dreamscenes or looping video wallpaper for xp, Vista Non-Ultimate, Windows7

***Use this walkthrough at your own risk!***

download VLC (its Free)

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Run Setup MSI/EXE

Open up

(right click>open with> choose program>
check box<always use the selected program to open this kind of file. choose VLC media player,)

{ there is a method to my madness}

VLC With desired video for wallpaper

Get Viedo looping Wallpaper, Dreamscenes and dreamscapes:
Google Dreamscenes or dreamscapes or looping video wallpaper
http://browse.devian...=&q=dream scene)
http://www.dreamscene.org/

next is to go to tools>preferences>

Under Interface check show systray icon,

next go

under video
check Enable wallpaper Mode (note: you may want to set the force aspect ratio. For 1920x1200 resolution I set mine to
16:10 )

now go to the radio button at the bottom Left of the screen and click all

go to interface>Main interfaces>Qt

ensure that systray icon has a check by it
then check start VLC only a systray icon

next go

Play list and check repeat all (so your looping video wallpaper dont stop)

make sure you save and restart VLC.

now find you video you want for your wallpaper right click it and drag and drop it to your startup folder in your all
programs menu under the windows start button.

note:
to minimize player right click vlc icon in systray at the top it will say Hide vlc media player in taskbar.

LEGAL NOTICE
***You the user take full responsibility of any damages that you may cause to your operating system, I take no
responsibly for any damages. Use at your own risk this is only a walk through, I take no credit for VLC or any
copyrighted material on here.***

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